The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 - 26
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing VPN 8 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 6.72% - 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 61.54% - 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Median daily rate £381 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -1.68% +26.66%  

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13 21 35
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 10.92% 11.93% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 20
Median daily rate £381 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.30% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £137 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £493 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Median hourly rate £24.60 £36.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.66% +166.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £36.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.00 £17.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire citing VPN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Staffordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VPN in Staffordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Staffordshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN in Staffordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Staffordshire

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Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tamworth - 6 £381 -
Lichfield - 1 - -
Stafford - 1 - -
VPN
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 8 (80.00%) DHCP
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (70.00%) Firewall
2 7 (70.00%) Retail
3 6 (60.00%) Logistics
4 5 (50.00%) FMCG
5 4 (40.00%) WAN
5 4 (40.00%) DNS
5 4 (40.00%) LAN
5 4 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (30.00%) Asset Management
6 3 (30.00%) Windows
6 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
6 3 (30.00%) F5
6 3 (30.00%) SIEM
6 3 (30.00%) Software Asset Management
6 3 (30.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 3 (30.00%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (30.00%) Service Design
6 3 (30.00%) GDPR
7 2 (20.00%) PMO
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 2 (20.00%) Nexpose
7 2 (20.00%) LogRhythm
7 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
7 2 (20.00%) Network Security
7 2 (20.00%) Proofpoint
7 2 (20.00%) CCNP
7 2 (20.00%) CCNA

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) DHCP
2 7 (70.00%) Firewall
3 4 (40.00%) DNS
3 4 (40.00%) LAN
3 4 (40.00%) WAN
3 4 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (20.00%) Internet
4 2 (20.00%) IPsec
4 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
4 2 (20.00%) Network Security
4 2 (20.00%) OSPF
4 2 (20.00%) VoIP
4 2 (20.00%) Wireless
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (10.00%) DMVPN
5 1 (10.00%) HSRP
5 1 (10.00%) SSL
5 1 (10.00%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (70.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Active Directory Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Business IT Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) IT Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Active Directory Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Build Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (20.00%) LAN/WAN Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Network Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Network Security Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Project Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Security Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Security Project Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Telephony Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Telephony Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) FMCG
2 1 (10.00%) CESG
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Logistics
2 3 (30.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (30.00%) Identity Access Management
2 3 (30.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 3 (30.00%) Service Design
2 3 (30.00%) SIEM
2 3 (30.00%) Software Asset Management
3 2 (20.00%) Information Security
3 2 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCNA
1 2 (20.00%) CCNP
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CCDP
2 1 (10.00%) JNCIA
2 1 (10.00%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) GDPR
1 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (20.00%) PMO
3 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Nexpose
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) F5
3 2 (20.00%) Kaspersky
3 2 (20.00%) LogRhythm
3 2 (20.00%) Proofpoint
4 1 (10.00%) Avaya
4 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (10.00%) Dell
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Juniper
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft